SVF Horse Shows & COVID-19
updated: December 31, 2021
At this time we do not anticipate any changes to our procedures for the shows with respect to COVID from how we ran in 2021. Please be sure and read the following to reacquaint yourself with the procedures and expectations for all the SVF events.
We cannot ignore our responsibility to our participant, volunteers, staff, and boarders as the COVID-19 pandemic is still a concern within our area. As a result, the following changes and procedures will be instituted for our shows. We ask that all who participate/attend please follow these rules and recommendations to the best of your ability for the sake of everyone's safety.
Advanced Entries - required for CT/Derby and Dressage shows - HIGHLY recommended for Hunter/Jumper shows
In an effort to supply everyone with a more precise time of competition, allowing those who wish to "come, ride, leave" in addition to following social distancing guidelines for events like ours, we are requesting and HIGHLY encourage pre-entries. With at least initial entries in advance, we will be publishing a tentative time schedule per division/class. This worked extremely well in 2020 and enabled us to make changes to the admin side of the show to be able to ensure everyone can compete due to the number of entries we received.
Day-of show entries will ONLY be allowed if there is room (in 2020, both hunter shows completely filled up with Pre-Entries). Changes as well as any class additions to pre-entries will be allowed at the show.
There are 4 ways you can submit your entry:
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
via snail mail to the farm
physically dropping off at the farm
Payment can be via PayPal (to email@example.com) or paper check for options 1-3. Please note if you PayPal your entry fees, YOU are responsible for any PayPal fees.
For pre-entries to be complete, payment MUST be made. If payment is not made prior to the show closing date, show fees will revert to Day Of prices and if the show is otherwise full, entries may be rejected.
DO NOT FORGET to include your negative Coggins! If not included, you must present it at check in for the show.
Refund policy: Entries scratched prior to Closing Date will receive a full refund of all entry fees (minus Grounds/Office fee). Entries scratched after Closing Date will only receive a refund if the spot can be filled from a wait list. Competition Cancellation: no refund.
To keep our boarders safe, we will be restricting all access to both barns.
We will NOT be offering stabling for any show participants.
Water will only be accessed via outdoor spigots. There are 3: the wash rack on the north side of the new barn, in the pasture fence line between the warm up and competition arenas, and at the fence line near the west side of the house.
There will be a water tank in the parking field.
Secretary will be located at the doorway of the new barn on the South side.
Social distancing recommendations
While social distancing is a given when ON a horse, everyone on the grounds is encouraged to respect the current social distancing recommendations from the State of Ohio and Montgomery County. These guidelines are bound to change, but as of now recommendations include:
Physical distance of at least 6' from anyone outside your immediate normal interactions.
Limiting the presence of those not directly involved in the activity (consider leaving behind excess spectators and non-participants).
Face masks should be worn when physical distancing is not possible.
We will have spray disinfectant and hand sanitizer available at several locations, including the portapotty and secretary's table. However, we encourage you to bring your own.
IF YOU ARE OR HAVE BEEN ILL IN THE 2 WEEKS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE SHOW, DO NOT COME! Additionally if anyone in your immediate living situation has been or is ill within the week preceding the show, please do NOT come to the show.
Again, these are guidelines based on current information available and are subject to change. Please monitor our facebook page, the DLSC facebook page and this website for future announcements and changes. If we all do what we can and need to, we will not only be able to get through everything but hopefully have a great show as well.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.